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FSTC
10-30-2011, 11:55 AM
http://www.allproudamericans.com/No-Laughing-at-the-Tomb-of-the-Unknown-Soldier.html

BearArms
10-30-2011, 12:04 PM
For once the comments didn't make my head explode.

Silver74
10-30-2011, 12:08 PM
Itís sad that silence and respect needs to be requested. I was there in September and let me tell you I didnít feel like laughing or talking to anyone, I tried to think on all the people that have giving their life so I can be free.
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Boris
10-30-2011, 12:59 PM
well, the problem is that it's just a stop on a sight seeing tours for a lot of tourists, i.e. people come there for all the wrong reasons. Very sad indeed, people like that should be thrown out to the curb with extreme prejudice.

cockpitbob
10-30-2011, 01:05 PM
I'm pleased that the guard is allowed to bark at the crowd. The crowd got a little education in where silence and respect are appropriate.

SERE
10-30-2011, 01:16 PM
Good for the Guard.

My last time there 'we' had driving privileges and got to see much of the cemetery.

At the Tomb of the Unknowns I couldn't even find it in me to take a photograph.
I just stood and watched in awe with a lump in my throat.
I don't regret not having taken pictures.

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Skysoldier
10-30-2011, 01:54 PM
OUTSTANDING!

Martlet
10-30-2011, 02:47 PM
I'm pleased that the guard is allowed to bark at the crowd. The crowd got a little education in where silence and respect are appropriate.

That was tame. It can get rough.

cockpitbob
10-30-2011, 03:06 PM
That was tame. It can get rough.
Seriously? Glad to hear it. How rough? [popcorn]

BigDaddyAl
10-30-2011, 03:07 PM
Thanks for posting. That site is one of the most spiritual (for lack of a better word) places I've been. I've always wondered what would happen if someone approached the tombs. I did a Google search and found this compilation of similar warnings by the guards:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=nYCPbP_a46I

Rockrivr1
10-30-2011, 03:16 PM
Was at the Arizona Memorial and witness this happen to a Asian couple who were joking around and laughing in their language. They were quickly told to stop it or get back on the boat. I think that and the looks they were getting from everyone else quickly humbled them into silence. I hoped at the time they were laughing as they didn't understand what was expected and not because of another reason.

Martlet
10-30-2011, 03:26 PM
Seriously? Glad to hear it. How rough? [popcorn]

Not physical, to my knowledge. It gets very vocal, though, and they don't mind singling you out.

cockpitbob
10-30-2011, 05:58 PM
Not physical, to my knowledge. It gets very vocal, though, and they don't mind singling you out.
Nice. I like it [devil]

SSW1911
10-30-2011, 07:05 PM
Good to see the guard didn't have to worry about being "politically correct" and judging buy the immediate silence, his call for appropriate decorum was heeded!!! OUTSTANDING!!!